Global Public Health Volunteer Program in Cambodia
For those with an interest in global public health, GSC’s Global Public Health (GPH) Volunteer Program in Cambodia gives participants a unique opportunity to not only see firsthand how poverty affects the health outcomes of youth and families in Cambodia, but also to help ensure healthy, positive futures for the most vulnerable families.
The Global Public Health Volunteer Program is under development and will encompass a broad public health education effort that addresses a gamut of community health issues. GSC's partner organizations for this program include local NGOs that serve disadvantaged families in slum communities in and around Phnom Penh and in the rural areas. Volunteers supplement the work of these NGO's by providing public health workshops in subjects including:
- Hygiene and sanitation
- HIV/AIDS prevention
- Reproductive health
- Family planning and pregnancy care
- Domestic violence
- Breast and cervical cancer
Volunteers may also assist nurses in the local clinic with basic first aid care, make case visits to families, and conduct community health surveys, though specific involvement may vary based on the needs of the NGO’s at the time of placement. Professional experience in public health is not required but applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have familiarity with community health related issues from course work and/or other volunteer experience. Prior to departure, volunteers will receive training materials in public health education, as well as additional guidance during orientation at the start of the program.
The Global Public Health Program is open year-round with start dates every month and programs ranging from 4-weeks to six-months, or longer. Follow the links below to request more information about our programs and ask any questions you may have, learn about our program's start dates and current rates, read about the application process, and start an application.